SECCA invites visitors to explore a month of interactive, interdisciplinary, and experience-based programming.

Experimental in nature, Liminal Projects invites audiences to interact with the Main Gallery in a different way than a typical visit, sparking curiosity and ideas through varied and unique ephemeral experiences rather than curated exhibitions. From workshops and performances to dance and yoga classes, SECCA is proud to work with community partners to bring Liminal Projects to life.


April 7 – April 11: Spring Break Activities

Saturday, April 10, 11am: NC Black Repertory's Teen Theatre Ensemble Residency

April 14 – April 18: Interstitial Dance with Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon

Tuesday, April 20, 5:30pm: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi Marbling Wellness Workshop

Wednesday, April 21, 1pm: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi & Drawing Wellness Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 6pm: 2B Yoga presents Hip Hop Yoga with Ashley Robinson

Saturday, April 24, 10am: Lotus Yoga presents Awake & Revive with Chloë Craver

Saturday, April 24, 10am–2pm: INTI House Bolivian Coffee Popup

Saturday, April 24, 2pm: Sawtooth presents Suminagashi & Origami Wellness Workshop

April 28 – May 2: thefacesblur presents an Immersive 3D Art Experience

Thursday, April 29, 6pm: House Music & Cocktail Party with thefacesblur

Friday, April 30, 6pm: Hanes Circle Dinner with artist Jenny Fine

Saturday, May 1: Garden Club with Forsyth Seafood and Ginger Fox Beverage

The final week of Liminal Projects also coincides with SECCA's spring fundraising drive. As Liminal Projects overtake over the Main Gallery, Jenny Fine's Synchronized Swimmers will remain on view in SECCA's Potter Gallery through May 30. The latest iteration of SECCA's Southern Idiom exhibition series, featuring works on quilts and paper by Terri Dowell-Dennis, will remain on view in SECCA's Preview Gallery through April 20. SECCA looks forward to reopening the Main Gallery on June 9 with Hanging Tree Guitars, the powerful exhibition of sculptures by NC–based artist and guitar maker Freeman Vines. Learn more here.


The inaugural week of Liminal Projects opens on April 7th with Find Your Voice. Throughout the week, visitors of all ages are welcome and encouraged to decorate SECCA's outdoor walkways in chalk, participate in color scavenger hunts, and create a quilt square that will be included in SECCA's 2021 Spring Break Quilt. The week culminates with a one-day residency from NC Black Repertory's Teen Theatre Ensemble, which visitors can watch on Saturday, April 10.


Liminal Projects continues with Interstitial Dance beginning on April 14th. This series of ongoing, in-person rehearsals conducted by Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon with Triad area dancers that will be open to the public. As part of this open space dance rehearsal installation, Chris Yon is collaborating with video artist Steve Morrison to create a Zoom video booth in which visitors may virtually dance with strangers in other people's spaces. If participants register in advance, they will have the opportunity to send images of the spaces in which they've been quarantined – these images will be manipulated by Morrison and incorporated into the background of this virtual community dance performance. The hope is to create a lens through which to reflect on this moment as the world starts to transition out of quarantine. Register here.


The third week of Liminal Projects starts on April 20th and will explore the fusion of Art & Wellness with reflective artmaking and restorative yoga experiences. SECCA has partnered with area artists and Sawtooth School for Visual Art to offer a special series of wellness workshops on the meditative process of suminagashi, a traditional Japanese paper marbling technique. Each workshop will offer insight into a distinct form of suminagashi, where participants will gain hands-on experience making beautiful, one-of-a-kind marbled works of art on paper. Art & Wellness week continues with Hip Hop Yoga by Ashley Robinson of 2B Yoga, and Surya Vinyasa Yoga by Chloë Craver of Lotus Yoga. Participants will leave each of these unique yoga experiences with a new-found sense of strength, clarity, and sense of purpose.


The final week of Liminal Projects opens on April 28th with an immersive gallery experience featuring mind-bending 3D art and cutting-edge motion graphics by Durham-based artist, light technician and musician thefacesblur. Heavily utilizing projections, this experience will be on view through May 2, with a special cocktail night and party with Adam Graetz (the artist known as thefacesblur) on Thursday, April 29.

For more information and details on upcoming events, visit our calendar.

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